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Calipari happy for four NBA draftees, disappointed Gabriel not chosen

Kentucky coach John Calipari was happy to see four of his former players selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari felt a mixed bag of emotions after watching the NBA Draft unfold Thursday night on Brooklyn, New York. Four of his former players — Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo and...

Fresh off gold medal performance, MSU's Faried cashes in with new $60 million deal

Former Morehead star Kenneth Faried led the U.S. team in rebounding during World Cup play (USAB.com Photo)   Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried has signed a five-year contract extension with the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets worth $60 million, according to Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and several other national media outlets.   Faried, a 6-8 forward, most recently...

Kanter, Knight selected in NBA Draft lottery; Faried, Mack, Harrellson, Liggins also picked

Enes Kanter never played for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, but when the Utah Jazz selected him with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft Thursday Kanter was listed as from Istanbul, Turkey, and UK.   The NCAA ruled Kanter was permanently ineligible on Jan. 7 for accepting just over $33,000 above necessary expenses while playing club basketball in Turkey.   [widgets_on_pages...